Medina Valley High School

9/9 - 9/14 Culture of Excellence Newsletter

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Cross Country

Saturday, September 7th the Panthers traveled to compete in the Hondo
XC Invitational and continue to run strong. The Varsity Boys finished
3rd, Varsity Girls 4th, and the JV Girls finished 6th. The Panthers
top 5 finishers were as follows:

Varsity Boys (Out of 77 Runners)
Timothy Teague 7th
Seth Hernandez 10th
Case Henrich 11th
Jason Hinojosa-Ramirez 19th
Blake Mulvany 22nd
Varsity Girls (Out of 70 Runners)
Audra Clark 14th
Katelyn Battros 24th
Kira Smith 29th
Angelina Pulido 33rd
Sarah Adams 35th
JV Girls (Out of 72 Runners)
Jasmine Salazar 11th
Giselle Vialpando 25th
Emma Mueller 31st
Serena Torres 35th
Savannah Stephens 44TH

Next Saturday the Panthers will run at Bandera. Run Panthers Run!!!

Volleyball Update


The Freshman Volleyball girls came out strong against our win against Jefferson High School Tuesday. The girls won in two sets by fighting through some hitting errors and a loud crowd against them within the last few points of the final set. It was a great environment to compete in and am proud of the progress they make everyday. Final scores were 25-10 and 25-23.

Aces: Madelyn Marsh-2, Julia Guzman-6, Brooke Piper-1, Isabella Terrazas-1,

Kills: Karli Clarke-2, Toni Holzhaus-2, Brailey Bartlett-1

The JV handled the Jefferson Mustangs in two straight sets with scores of 25-16, 25-11. Stat leaders were Logan Galyon with 7 kills, Ashlyn Persyn with 11 assists and Samantha Estrada with 11 digs

Tuesday night the Varsity Volleyball team traveled to Jefferson. The lost the first two sets but rallied back with tremendous determination and fight and won the next three straight defeating Jefferson 23-25; 20-25; 25-16; 25-23; 15-12. Stat leaders for the night were

Kills: Kyla Solis-16, Meaghan Haan-13

Assists: Kamryn Griggs-29, Spencer McCool-4

Digs: Olivia Garza-17, Kamryn Griggs-14

Blocks: Kyla Solis-6, Meaghan Haan-4

Aces: Hannah Hurtado-4, Kamryn Griggs-2


The Freshman had a tough loss to Legacy Friday evening. We suffered from self-inflicted mistakes and errors that put us in a hole that was too deep to dig out of. We made adjustments late in the second set and went on a 12 point rally but were too late in the comeback. We lost in two sets 28-26, 25-16.


Audrey Koonce-1

Paiten Throwbirdge-4

Kellie Harlow-3

Payton Keller-3


Brailey Bartlett-2

Karli Clark-4

Toni Holzhaus-3

Julia Guzman-1

Rosalee Hernandez-1

On Friday the volleyball squad continued district play against SW Legacy. The JV went in strong beating the knights solidly in the first set 25-15, but they stumbled in the second set dropping it 21-25 and forcing a third set to decide the match. The girls were able to regain their confidence and spirit in set three and took the match with a final score of 25-14. Our hitters spread the wealth as Kylie Mutz, Samantha Estrada and Logan Galyon wracked up 6 kills apiece followed closely by Haylee Hurtado with 5 kills and Madison Sotelo with 4 kills of her own. Allison Whitley and Madison Sotelo literally set our hitters up for success with 10 and 8 assists respectively and Samantha Estrada also put heat on the ball from behind the service line delivering 6 aces.

The Varsity Volleyball teams started off strong Friday night and never looked back as they defeated Southwest Legacy in three sets 25-13; 25-13; 25-16. Stat leaders for the night were:


Madalynn Sanchez-3

Hannah Hurtado-3


Kyla Solis, Kamryn Griggs and Meghan Haan all with 8


Kyla Solis-3

Haylie Mitchell and Spencer McCool-1


Madalynn Sanchez-11

Olivia Garza-10


Kamryn Griggs-21

Madalynn Sanchez-15

Football Update


Your Panthers travelled to Boerne Thursday to take on the Greyhounds and game up just a little short on a game where the Panthers showed promise, but couldn’t put it all together. The Panthers struck first, taking their opening drive down for the score, but the point after attempt was off the mark, leaving the score 6-0. The Panther defense held strong for most of the night, only allowing the Greyhounds a single touchdown, but the offense continually negated positive plays with penalties and couldn’t find the endzone. The final score was 7-6 in favor of the Greyhounds. Your Panthers will look to improve this week in the Black and Blue Bowl vs. Hondo on Friday night at 7:30. Let’s pack the stands and support our team as they look to roll over the Owls.


The JV football team took on the Boerne Greyhounds Wednesday night. Again, it proved to be a defensive battle with Boerne prevailing 10-6.

The offensive highlight came from a Nick Rash 70 yard TD run. The offense tallied several impressive drives, but couldn't finish due to penalties and miscues.

The defensive side of the ball caused a couple turnovers on the night. Aiden Planty and Isaiah Sipho. The defensive line harassed the Boerne QB all night with several QB Pressures.


The Freshman boys only had one game this week against the Boerne Greyhounds. The Panthers fell behind early in the first half but fought back, shutting out the Greyhounds in the second half. In the end, the deficit was too much to overcome and the Panthers lost 32-14. This week the Freshman only have one game, at home, against the Hondo Owls.

Tennis Update

Varisty Tennis had a nail biter that came down to the final matches on a cool Thursday evening. Falling to Harlan 8-11, the Panthers made huge improvements in the past week of practice and played some excellent tennis. Next week, we will be taking on Somerset at home.

Attendance Percentages

Week of 9/2/19

1. Freshman - 98.7%

2. Seniors - 97.2%

3. Juniors - 96.7%

4. Sophomores - 95.2%

School Wide Attendance - 97%


Counselor's Corner

Class of 2020-

Even though your senior year is just starting, in the blink

of an eye graduation will be here!!! Is your resume ready? Do you know

what colleges you want to apply to?? Get a jump start on your “to-dos” to

get into the college of your choice! Application windows opened to most

Texas college/universities on July 1st . Do you have an Apply Texas

Account? If you are currently in any dual credit class, you do. Make sure

you know your log-in and password and go ahead and get started on that

application. The wonderful thing about Apply Texas is that you can

create/complete one application and then copy it to another “new”

application for another college so you are not filling out the same

application over and over! As always come by the Counseling Center if you

have any questions.

Class of 2021-

If you haven’t already started thinking about college- now

is the perfect time to do so. You should have a high school resume that is

an ongoing working document that you are adding information to regularly!

PSAT is coming up in October if you need to take it for the first time OR

again. Additionally, ACT will be offered various Saturdays throughout the

school year and on an actual school day-October 1. Studying and

preparing for tests can be very beneficial!! Scoring well on one or both can

qualify you for various things such as dual credit classes and/or


Class of 2022-

One down three to go!!! Now is the time to start thinking

about rank and GPA!! Begin thinking about what college or career path

you would like to pursue and share that with your counselor!!! Don’t wait

until junior or senior year to start doing this, as it may be too late to start

making repairs. Make sure you understand the courses/programs that will

be offered to you and the routes you must take to get into those courses-

such as prerequisites and minimum qualifying scores!!

Class of 2023-

Welcome to the BEST high school in Texas!!!! Freshman

year is such an exciting time! As you begin to settle in and become

accustomed to high school life start exploring different extracurricular

activities and clubs you can become involved in. With the future in mind

start a high school resume. As you begin to become active in all of the

different activities the high school has to offer, document it within that

resume. This will help tremendously when the time comes to start

applying for college… will be here before you know it!

MVHS Model Citizens of the Week

MVHS Model Citizens of the Week are nominated by students and staff. Selection criteria is based on the American Citizenship Awards for students who:

  • Participate in school and/or community service
  • Show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community
  • Display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility
  • Possess strength of character and the courage to do what is right
  • Promote citizenship with their school or community through other activities

The American Citizenship Awards criteria are endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Congratulations to the MVHS Models Citizens of the Week (Pictured L-R):

Senior - Declan Bryant

Junior - Leski Martinez

Sophomore - Jay Dempsey

Freshman -Toni Holzhaus

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Panther Yearbook

The 2019 yearbook The Panther was submitted to the Columbia Scholastic Press Association this summer for critique and earned a Gold Medal. This was the first time The Panther has submitted a volume for contest or critique and to get such a positive response has inspired the current staff to reach for even higher scores this year.

The book, themed "Look," earned 184 points on the reference portion (making the book reader friendly and historically accurate), 348 on verbal (story and caption writing and overall journalistic standards), and 318 on visual (design and photography). The total 850 points out of 1,000 ranked the book as a gold medalist with room to improve.

Upcoming Events

9/9 -

9/10 - Volleyball vs. Southwest 5:00 PM

9/11 -

9/12 - Freshman/JV Football vs. Hondo 5:00 PM

9/13 - Varsity Football vs. Hondo 7:30 PM

Volleyball @ Harlan 5:00 PM

9/14 - Cross Country @ Bandera 8:00 AM

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